Muriel Spark

of much of [Spark's] fictional speculation and the stuff of her stories" (Bradbury 271). But I find little justification for this within the novels ...

Author: David Herman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801895531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

View: 964


"A substantial addition to Spark criticism, of which there has been surprisingly little published in recent years."--Aileen Christianson, University of Edinburgh --Book Jacket.


WHAT TO DO NOW LEND IT: Did you enjoy SPARK? Do you have a friend who'd enjoy SPARK? SPARK may be lent one time. Sharing is caring!

Author: Aleatha Romig

Publisher: Romig Works LLC

ISBN: 9781947189447

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

View: 230


“From a little spark may burst a flame.” ~ Dante Alighieri Madeline~ Life’s lessons taught me well. Dreams and happy endings are simply illusions our mind creates to soften life’s blows. I am no longer a little girl who believes in fairy tales or the existence of knights on white horses. While I never intended to return to Chicago or to see him again, the decision was out of my control. Now I am here, and I can’t or won’t allow the spark in his piercing blue eyes to reignite my heart the way his predatory gaze sets fire to my body. Patrick Kelly is my past—a childish attraction. We are no longer children. Patrick~ I may have started as nothing, but that is history. Today I’m part of the royalty—a duke, a lord, or perhaps a knight—anointed by and within the upper echelon of the Sparrow dynasty. The wide-eyed tourists entering Chicago have no idea of what lies beneath the surface as they stare at the shimmering lake and shiny buildings. Nothing is as it seems. Sparrows control everything—no one enters our realm without our knowledge or catches us unaware. No one until her. Now that she’s here, there is too much at stake to give in to the spark that seeing her rekindles within me. Surely if it were allowed to burn, the flames will consume both of our worlds, leaving only ashes. From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romance, Spark. You do not need to read the Web of Sin or Tangled Web trilogy to get caught up in this new and intriguing saga, Web of Desire. SPARK is book one of the WEB OF DESIRE trilogy that continues in FLAME and concludes in ASHES. Have you been Aleatha’d?

Pro Spark Streaming

Concise API: Spark is implemented using Scala, which also underpins its default API. The functional abstracts of Scala naturally fit RDD transforms, ...

Author: Zubair Nabi

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484214794

Category: Computers

Page: 230

View: 793


Learn the right cutting-edge skills and knowledge to leverage Spark Streaming to implement a wide array of real-time, streaming applications. This book walks you through end-to-end real-time application development using real-world applications, data, and code. Taking an application-first approach, each chapter introduces use cases from a specific industry and uses publicly available datasets from that domain to unravel the intricacies of production-grade design and implementation. The domains covered in Pro Spark Streaming include social media, the sharing economy, finance, online advertising, telecommunication, and IoT. In the last few years, Spark has become synonymous with big data processing. DStreams enhance the underlying Spark processing engine to support streaming analysis with a novel micro-batch processing model. Pro Spark Streaming by Zubair Nabi will enable you to become a specialist of latency sensitive applications by leveraging the key features of DStreams, micro-batch processing, and functional programming. To this end, the book includes ready-to-deploy examples and actual code. Pro Spark Streaming will act as the bible of Spark Streaming. What You'll Learn Discover Spark Streaming application development and best practices Work with the low-level details of discretized streams Optimize production-grade deployments of Spark Streaming via configuration recipes and instrumentation using Graphite, collectd, and Nagios Ingest data from disparate sources including MQTT, Flume, Kafka, Twitter, and a custom HTTP receiver Integrate and couple with HBase, Cassandra, and Redis Take advantage of design patterns for side-effects and maintaining state across the Spark Streaming micro-batch model Implement real-time and scalable ETL using data frames, SparkSQL, Hive, and SparkR Use streaming machine learning, predictive analytics, and recommendations Mesh batch processing with stream processing via the Lambda architecture Who This Book Is For Data scientists, big data experts, BI analysts, and data architects.


Spark watched the woman, dumbfounded as if he couldn't understand what had happened. Two equally tall and handsome men joined him. She'd bet money they were ...

Author: Michelle M. Pillow

Publisher: The Raven Books LLC

ISBN: 9781625011398

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 149


Earth women better watch out. Things are about to heat up. NYT Bestselling Author, Michelle M. Pillow, shows what happens when hot aliens looking for love land in Las Vegas, the city of decadence and sin. Mining ash on a remote planet where temperatures reach hellish degrees doesn't leave Kal (aka Spark) much room for dating. Lucky for this hard-working man, a new corporation Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides is ready to help him find the girl of his dreams. Does it really matter that he lied on his application and really isn’t looking for long term, but rather some fast action? Earth women better watch out. Things are about to heat up. Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides series: Spark Flame Blaze Ice Frost Snow Genres: Paranormal, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Alien Romance, Paranormal Romance, Alpha Male, Romance, fated mates, action and adventure, romantic comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, Science Fiction & Fantasy, First Contact, alien contact, comedy, galactic romance, galactic quest, hea, humor, humorous romance, romance, romantic adventure, sfr, sci-fi romance, space adventure, space adventure, space exploration, space romance, miner, blue collar hero, contemporary, Las Vegas, mail order brides, interstellar romance A Qurilixen World Novella The Qurilixen World is an extensive collection of paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction romance novels by award-winning author, Michelle M. Pillow, and includes several series installments: Dragon Lords, Lords of the Var, Space Lords, Captured by a Dragon-shifter, Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides, Dynasty Lords, Qurilixen Lords, and more. Intergalactic Dating Agency

Apache Spark Graph Processing

Next, download the latest release of Spark from the project website Perform the following three steps to get Spark ...

Author: Rindra Ramamonjison

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784398958

Category: Computers

Page: 148

View: 460


Build, process and analyze large-scale graph data effectively with Spark About This Book Find solutions for every stage of data processing from loading and transforming graph data to Improve the scalability of your graphs with a variety of real-world applications with complete Scala code. A concise guide to processing large-scale networks with Apache Spark. Who This Book Is For This book is for data scientists and big data developers who want to learn the processing and analyzing graph datasets at scale. Basic programming experience with Scala is assumed. Basic knowledge of Spark is assumed. What You Will Learn Write, build and deploy Spark applications with the Scala Build Tool. Build and analyze large-scale network datasets Analyze and transform graphs using RDD and graph-specific operations Implement new custom graph operations tailored to specific needs. Develop iterative and efficient graph algorithms using message aggregation and Pregel abstraction Extract subgraphs and use it to discover common clusters Analyze graph data and solve various data science problems using real-world datasets. In Detail Apache Spark is the next standard of open-source cluster-computing engine for processing big data. Many practical computing problems concern large graphs, like the Web graph and various social networks. The scale of these graphs - in some cases billions of vertices, trillions of edges - poses challenges to their efficient processing. Apache Spark GraphX API combines the advantages of both data-parallel and graph-parallel systems by efficiently expressing graph computation within the Spark data-parallel framework. This book will teach the user to do graphical programming in Apache Spark, apart from an explanation of the entire process of graphical data analysis. You will journey through the creation of graphs, its uses, its exploration and analysis and finally will also cover the conversion of graph elements into graph structures. This book begins with an introduction of the Spark system, its libraries and the Scala Build Tool. Using a hands-on approach, this book will quickly teach you how to install and leverage Spark interactively on the command line and in a standalone Scala program. Then, it presents all the methods for building Spark graphs using illustrative network datasets. Next, it will walk you through the process of exploring, visualizing and analyzing different network characteristics. This book will also teach you how to transform raw datasets into a usable form. In addition, you will learn powerful operations that can be used to transform graph elements and graph structures. Furthermore, this book also teaches how to create custom graph operations that are tailored for specific needs with efficiency in mind. The later chapters of this book cover more advanced topics such as clustering graphs, implementing graph-parallel iterative algorithms and learning methods from graph data. Style and approach A step-by-step guide that will walk you through the key ideas and techniques for processing big graph data at scale, with practical examples that will ensure an overall understanding of the concepts of Spark.

IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark

IBM Spectrum ConductorTM for Spark is a complete enterprise-grade multitenant solution for Apache Spark. It is designed to address the requirements of users ...

Author: Dino Quintero

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 9780738441931

Category: Computers

Page: 122

View: 113


This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides topics to help the technical community take advantage of the resilience, scalability, and performance of the IBM Power SystemsTM platform to implement or integrate an IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark solution for analytics solutions to access, manage, and analyze data sets to improve business outcomes. This book documents topics to demonstrate and take advantage of the analytics strengths of the IBM POWER8® platform, the IBM analytics software portfolio, and selected third-party tools to help solve customer's data analytic workload requirements. This book describes how to plan, prepare, install, integrate, manage, and show how to use the IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark solution to run analytic workloads on IBM POWER8. In addition, this publication delivers documentation to complement available IBM analytics solutions to help your data analytic needs. This publication strengthens the position of IBM analytics and big data solutions with a well-defined and documented deployment model within an IBM POWER8 virtualized environment so that customers have a planned foundation for security, scaling, capacity, resilience, and optimization for analytics workloads. This book is targeted at technical professionals (analytics consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) that are responsible for delivering analytics solutions and support on IBM Power Systems.


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Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447230328

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 920


The heart-stopping, action-packed sequel to GLOW. Onboard the Empyrean - Seth is mysteriously released from his cell in the brig when an explosion rocks the ship. Kieran accuses Seth of causing the explosion but it has in fact been caused by a saboteur - a stowaway from the New Horizon - who is using Seth to cover his tracks. Waverly agrees to help Seth on his mission to find the stowaway, but is punished by Kieran for colluding with Seth. How will the thorny, passionate love triangle between Waverly, Seth and Kieran resolve itself?


When I stared up at the red light, my Spark broke free from its prison and passed through the top of the car. Like an angel, I floated above the traffic and ...

Author: John Twelve Hawks

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780385538688

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 257


THE MOST DANGEROUS ASSASSIN IS THE ONE WHO BELIEVES HE IS ALREADY DEAD. A razor-sharp, high-tech, wildly imaginative new novel from internationally bestselling author John Twelve Hawks, Spark features a narrator unlike any in recent fiction—a man whose view of life and death is different from anything you’ve ever imagined. Jacob Underwood is a contract employee of the Special Services Section, a small shadow department buried within the multinational corporation DBG, headquartered in New York City. Jacob is not a businessman . . . he is a hired assassin . . . and his job is to neutralize problems deemed unacceptable by the corporation. But Jacob is not like other employees, nor is he like other people. After a catastrophic motorcycle accident leaves him with Cotard’s syndrome—an actual condition that causes those afflicted to believe they are dead—Jacob perceives himself as nothing but a “Shell,” with no emotions and no tether to the concept of right and wrong. Emily Buchanan is a bright young second-year associate for DBG, and she has disappeared without a trace. Suspecting that Emily has stolen either vast sums of money or valuable information from the company, Ms. Holquist, Jacob’s handler at DBG, assigns him the task of tracking down the young woman and neutralizing her. Jacob’s condition allows him to carry out assignments with ruthless, logical precision, devoid of guilt, fear, or dishonor. But as his new assignment draws him inside a labyrinthine network of dark dealings, Jacob finds himself up against something he is completely incapable of understanding. Shifting with riveting precision from New York to London, Paris to New Delhi, Spark is a thriller that delves into the surveillance state we prognosticate today . . . and will live in tomorrow. In the hands of master storyteller John Twelve Hawks, a unique character’s startling transformation comes to life, making Spark a thriller that resonates and satisfies on many levels.


Spark. series: PROLOGUE. EEVIE. As I flip through my mail out the front of my apartment complex, a folded piece of paper falls to the ground.

Author: Jennifer Ryder

Publisher: Jennifer Ryder


Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 418


Not many people know that I, Eevie Lawson, have a problem. An addiction to romance novels. I eat them for breakfast. I hide it the best I can, but I need them to breathe. It’s how I cope. I’ve had a swag of book boyfriends, but now that I’m free from the responsibility of caring for my three younger brothers, it’s time to find one in the flesh. In real life, no girl meets their hero on page one, or even at the end of chapter one. I should know. My journey is real. It’s not perfect, and it sure as hell isn’t easy—but the fight for something worthwhile never is. *Recommended for readers over 18 as contains adult themes.


Spark. Jamie Maddox is worried about her grip on reality. Has her consciousness really been transported back to 1560, landing in the body of Blanche ...

Author: Catherine Friend

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 9781626399310

Category: Fiction


View: 959


Jamie Maddox is worried about her grip on reality. Has her consciousness really been transported back to 1560, landing in the body of Blanche Nottingham? Not good, since Blanche, a lady-in-waiting for Queen Elizabeth I, is plotting a murder. The other possibility that Jamie faces? She’s had a psychotic break that has trapped her in an Elizabethan fantasy while another personality—let’s call her Blanche—has taken control of Jamie’s life and is jeopardizing everything. Jamie is repeatedly zapped back and forth between the present and 1560 (or in and out of that twisted fantasy). Betrayal, murder, thunderstorms, and two doctors complicate everything as Jamie and Blanche battle to control Jamie’s body. Just as Jamie is running out of both hope and time, help—and love—come from a most unexpected place.

Inner Spark

I saw that my Inner Spark had drained out of me. I recognized that my Inner Spark had once been there but now it had disappeared.

Author: Kristin Vikjord

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529043617

Category: Self-Help


View: 146


'Inner Spark is a book that will help you move through difficult times, and remind you of your own greatness.' – Deepak Chopra 'Where psychological insight meets day-to-day wellbeing' Stylist Kristin Vikjord presents a practical toolkit of exercises to help find, regain and nurture your inner spark. Drawing on her experiences as a Clinical Psychologist and yoga and mindfulness facilitator, Kristin combines these complementary, integrative therapies for a book that has the scientific mind of a psychologist and the heart and soul of yoga teacher. In Inner Spark, Kristin offers practical activities that match up to the three sections of the book and explains how pathways in the brain work, showing how, and crucially why, it's important for anyone navigating a difficult time, physically or mentally, to have a toolkit for re-connection. Kristin Vikjord has effectively harnessed the long Scandinavian winters to stoke her own inner spark and created this guide that will help readers embrace the challenges of modern life, from burnout to navigating new parenthood.

History and Futureof Spark Ignition Engines a Report Prepared for the Committee on Public Works by the Environmental Policy Division of the Congressional Research Service at the Request of Senator Edmund S Muskie September 1973

tween the 1830's and 1896 discouraged further developmental efforts during the period of conception and early development of the spark ignition engine .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works


ISBN: STANFORD:36105119517758


Page: 118

View: 602


Near Net Shape Manufacturing of Miniature Spur Gears by Wire Spark Erosion Machining

Spark-Erosion Machining (SEM) also named as Electric-Discharge Machining (EDM) is the most widely used thermal type advanced machining process.

Author: Kapil Gupta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811015632

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 135

View: 651


This work describes an experimental investigation with the aim to evaluate and establish wire spark erosion machining (WSEM) as a viable alternative for high quality miniature gear manufacturing. External spur type miniature brass (ASTM 858) gears with 12 teeth, 9.8 mm outside diameter and 5 mm face width were manufactured by WSEM. The research work was accomplished in four distinct experimental stages viz., preliminary, pilot, main and confirmation. The aim, scope and findings of each stage are progressively presented and discussed. In essence, the investigation found that it was possible to manufacture miniature gears to high quality by using WSEM. Gears up to DIN 5 quality with a good surface finish (1.2 μm average roughness) and satisfactory surface integrity were achieved. The results suggest that WSEM should be considered a viable alternative to conventional miniature gear manufacturing techniques and that in some instances it may even be superior. This work will prove useful to researchers and professionals in the field of miniature and micro-scale manufacturing and machining.

Spark Joy

Choose only those that spark joy. 3. Store by category. There may be some komono categories that you share with other members of your family, but the policy ...

Author: Marie Kondo

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781607749738

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

View: 953


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The star of the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up helps you visualize your ideal lifestyle. Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to usingher acclaimed KonMari Method to create a joy-filled home that works the way you need it to. Spark Joy features step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. Kondo also answers frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep “necessary” items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, digital photos, and even building your own personal “power spot” in your home, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.

Scala and Spark for Big Data Analytics

Now open an SSH connection to your remote machine where the Spark job is actually running and map your localhost at 4000 (aka localhost:4000) to ...

Author: Md. Rezaul Karim

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783550500

Category: Computers

Page: 786

View: 652


Harness the power of Scala to program Spark and analyze tonnes of data in the blink of an eye! About This Book Learn Scala's sophisticated type system that combines Functional Programming and object-oriented concepts Work on a wide array of applications, from simple batch jobs to stream processing and machine learning Explore the most common as well as some complex use-cases to perform large-scale data analysis with Spark Who This Book Is For Anyone who wishes to learn how to perform data analysis by harnessing the power of Spark will find this book extremely useful. No knowledge of Spark or Scala is assumed, although prior programming experience (especially with other JVM languages) will be useful to pick up concepts quicker. What You Will Learn Understand object-oriented & functional programming concepts of Scala In-depth understanding of Scala collection APIs Work with RDD and DataFrame to learn Spark's core abstractions Analysing structured and unstructured data using SparkSQL and GraphX Scalable and fault-tolerant streaming application development using Spark structured streaming Learn machine-learning best practices for classification, regression, dimensionality reduction, and recommendation system to build predictive models with widely used algorithms in Spark MLlib & ML Build clustering models to cluster a vast amount of data Understand tuning, debugging, and monitoring Spark applications Deploy Spark applications on real clusters in Standalone, Mesos, and YARN In Detail Scala has been observing wide adoption over the past few years, especially in the field of data science and analytics. Spark, built on Scala, has gained a lot of recognition and is being used widely in productions. Thus, if you want to leverage the power of Scala and Spark to make sense of big data, this book is for you. The first part introduces you to Scala, helping you understand the object-oriented and functional programming concepts needed for Spark application development. It then moves on to Spark to cover the basic abstractions using RDD and DataFrame. This will help you develop scalable and fault-tolerant streaming applications by analyzing structured and unstructured data using SparkSQL, GraphX, and Spark structured streaming. Finally, the book moves on to some advanced topics, such as monitoring, configuration, debugging, testing, and deployment. You will also learn how to develop Spark applications using SparkR and PySpark APIs, interactive data analytics using Zeppelin, and in-memory data processing with Alluxio. By the end of this book, you will have a thorough understanding of Spark, and you will be able to perform full-stack data analytics with a feel that no amount of data is too big. Style and approach Filled with practical examples and use cases, this book will hot only help you get up and running with Spark, but will also take you farther down the road to becoming a data scientist.

Spark Hustle

While your “why” is your motivator, your spark is the heart of your business. Your spark fills your thoughts during the day and keeps you awake at night.

Author: Tory Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101580912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 679


YOUR PASSION. YOUR PURPOSE. YOUR PROFIT. Some people are willing to spend their lives working for someone else. Not you. You’re ready to start your own business—or grow your existing business into something bigger. You’re ready to take control of your life, your finances, your future. Tory Johnson helps you make it happen. Based on her phenomenally successful “Spark & Hustle” workshops, Tory breaks down the basics, and helps you create a plan for success, including Exploring your motivations to profit from your passion How to nail a one-page business plan to launch your idea with clarity and confidence Finding the money to get going, perfecting your revenue and pricing Making social media (and other free tools) profitable for you Mastering sales without cringing at the thought of asking for money Detailed strategies for every aspect of your start-up and tactics to hustle for ongoing small business success

A Spark in Darkness

A Spark in Darkness Then alone... A span of life This day of man A spark in darkness A life on land... But this is not The end at all More a start To heed ...

Author: Michael Gary Harrison

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781622304615

Category: Poetry

Page: 508

View: 899


Michael Gary Harrison is a gifted poet who brilliantly captures the heart of the human sojourner in A Spark in Darkness. Through more than 470 beautifully balanced pearls of muse and prayer, he masterfully reflects some of the deepest places of the soul, transporting the reader through intimate pastures of hope, laughter, grief, joy and praise. A Spark in Darkness is a perfect companion to any daily devotion time, enhancing your walk with God through His Word and prayer. Your soul will be lifted on a scripturally sound flight through many facets of the lifespan of a believer in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each gem will leave you with a greater appreciation for the gift of life, promote honest self-reflection and foster a deeper hunger for more of God. This unique selection of both contemporary and traditional prose is a must have for any bookshelf. Michael Gary Harrison is a sinner who genuinely loves the Lord Jesus Christ. He is nothing more than a sanctified work in progress who shares mankind's desperate need for daily renewal in God's Word in the Spirit. He is a loving father and a richly blessed husband. Michael married his wife Donna in 1981, and together they were privileged to raise two wonderful children to adulthood; each of whom married an equally charming spouse. Michael and Donna have four grandchildren whom they love, adore, spoil and pray for unceasingly. They reside and worship in Southern Illinois.